If you’re looking for some fun and thrill, then you would have definitely come across all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding. Fun and exciting as it might sound, ATV riding is more than just being able to drive a huge vehicle and maneuver your way through off-road trails. But, in reality, ATV riding entails a degree of danger when not driven properly.
Below are some ATV driving mistakes to avoid, preventing accidents from dampening your fun holiday in Salt Lake City.
1. Not wearing the right protective gear
ATV riding might look like you are just driving a car but in reality, it is more extreme and dangerous than your ordinary SUV. For one, it does not have the necessary protective barriers like a roof and fully enclosed doors to protect you from a crash. Therefore, the right gears (i.e. goggles, helmet, etc.) should always be worn for your safety and protection.
2. Not knowing basic hand signals
Signaling oncoming traffic using your hands, and letting the group know how many more members are trailing behind are some of the most important hand signals every rider should know.
3. Riding alone
Never ride alone unless you are a professional. Always ride with a group and have a designated spot to meet should one of you get lost along the way.
4. Showing off
Do not attempt to do stunts that you see on the television. Leave it to the professionals. It might seem easy but it is definitely a dangerous feat for someone who does not have proper training.
5. No first aid kit
Always pack a first aid kit in your ATV. You will never know when you would need it.
Keep these things in mind and avoid them at all cost. Remember to always ride safe and be able to enjoy the thrill and excite of ATV longer.